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slimminsam

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I started this journey in December as a 419lb man with limited hope and no plan. I knew what I wanted. I wanted a better life for my wife and son. I wanted to be there for them instead of lagging behind and out of breath both figurative and literally. I knew that if I wanted to live even... Full Bio
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Weigh-Ins Thus Far Through My Process by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Highest Recorded Weight - 420 Pounds November 15th - 393 Pounds December 6th - 372 Pounds December 13th - 365 Pounds December 20th - 360 Pounds Decembe ... Read on »
One week post-op. Doing very well. by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One week post-op. Doing very well. Read on »
Pre-Op Diet Starts NOW by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So today is the next phase of my Weight Loss Surgery journey.  I am starting my pre-op diet today.  I had a joyful and calorie loaded weekend, but I am ready to start ... Read on »
This is how I feel today…. Friday….  5:30 PM….... by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is how I feel today…. Friday….  5:30 PM….  almost done… almost. Read on »
Rest in peace Dr. Michelle Releford.  You will be so greatly... by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Rest in peace Dr. Michelle Releford.  You will be so greatly missed. Read on »
The previous image also made me think of one of the images in my... by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The previous image also made me think of one of the images in my Despair calendar. Read on »
This image has stuck in my mind for the past month or so, so had... by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This image has stuck in my mind for the past month or so, so had to share. Read on »
"Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look... by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look at things. You cannot have the success without the failures.” Read on »
I have some thoughts and fears about this WLS process. by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have some thoughts and fears about this WLS process. Read on »
Some WONDERFANTABULOUS NEWS!!! by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   I got some amazingly wonderful and fantastic news today.  I am excited and I can barely contain my enthusiasm.       Read on »
Second Visit With Nutritionist by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As I mentioned in my last post, I had last visit with the nutritionist so they could tell me whether I could be passed on through the process.  I filled out a 3 week fo ... Read on »
2nd visit with the surgeon by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   I finally had an appointment with the surgeon, Dr. Fernandez, last week.  He said he remembered me…. and of course he did, how could anyone forget the awesomeness ... Read on »
Second visit with my bariatric psychologist by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   So today I had my followup with Dr. Jeff Smith.  He is the psychologist working with the program at Wake Forest. The meeting today was in reference to his decis ... Read on »
Blast From the Past – Epic Office War by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss       I was looking through some old posts and remembering how much fun I used to have in my office and came across this one.  I thought I would share it ... Read on »
Nutritionist Visit #1 by slimminsam Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   So today was my first visit to see the nutritionist and dietitian that works with the program at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.  Her name was Amber Hoover and I ... Read on »